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Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Offers ‘Teen Driving Challenge’ Course

by Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:03am

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office in conjunction with the Florida Sheriff’s Association is offering a program designed to train teenage drivers to avoid deadly traffic crashes through a variety of advanced driving skills. The course, called the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office Teen Driving Challenge, is a course taught over two days that trains teens how to prevent crashes through defensive driving techniques and evasive maneuvers. The course goes well beyond the basics of automobile operations, teaching young drivers life-saving skills such as the proper way to safely maneuver corners, brake during emergencies and recover from a skid. The Teen Driving Challenge provides a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on driver training.

This course is available to teen drivers between 16 and 19 years of age. There is no charge for the course. The student must have a valid Florida driver’s license, valid insurance, be a resident of Santa Rosa County, and provide their own vehicle. Participants must provide their own car.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Classroom portion: Friday, August 12th at the main Sheriff’s Office training room. The class will run from 5:00 pm to approximately 8:00 pm.

Driving portion: Saturday, August 13th. It will be held at NAS Whiting Choctaw Field from 8 am until approximately 12 pm. This portion will consist of students driving their own cars in a series of practical exercises to include the Forward and Reverse Serpentine; Figure 8; Cornering and Turning; and Decision Making course.

Anyone seeking more information can call the Sheriff’s Office Training Section at 850-983-1234.

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